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The National Air And Space Museum and the National Museum of American History will be open today, March 5; all other Smithsonian Washington, D.C.-area museums and the National Zoo will be closed due to inclement weather. The Smithsonian museums in New York will be open today.Skip navigation
Fly into Nevada's "Valley of Speed" for a breathtaking exploration of the fastest race in the world combined with spectacular air show entertainment: the legendary Reno National Championship Air Races. Join today's elite pilots as they fight for position at twice the speed of a Nascar race. Learn about the history and science behind the sport, whose concept dates back to the dawn of aviation. Narrated by Paul Walker, Air Racers puts you in the cockpit to experience the intensity and high speed thrills of a sports event like no other.
The Reno Air Races is the last event of its kind. Visit the “Golden Age of Flight” exhibit at the National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall to get a sense of the level of fame air races used to have. See how planes evolved during this period. A special 25-minute version of Air Racers is showing in 3D at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC. Click here for showtimes.